Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Conference papers
2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Public outreach
2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

Introduction to Coextrusion Systems, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Introduction to Coextrusion Systems, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

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An Anthology of Fiber Recycling From TAPPI Conferences (1997 - 2010) and the TAPPI Recycling Symposium (1993 â?? 2000)

An Anthology of Fiber Recycling From TAPPI Conferences (1997 - 2010) and the TAPPI Recycling Symposium (1993 - 2000)

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New Low Thermal Conductivity Basic Brick Refractory for Lime

New Low Thermal Conductivity Basic Brick Refractory for Lime Recovery Kilns, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Duplex Stainless Steel for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2015 P

Duplex Stainless Steel for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Asia Pulp & Paper Forest Conservation Policy Sustainability

Asia Pulp & Paper Forest Conservation Policy Sustainability Update, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Water Reuse during Mill Shutdown provides Cost Savings while

Water Reuse during Mill Shutdown provides Cost Savings while Conserving Energy, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The Contingency Conundrum - How much is enough?, 2015 PEERS

The Contingency Conundrum - How much is enough?, 2015 PEERS Conference

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FITNIR KAPPA: Measuring the Kappa Number of Kraft Pulp using

FITNIR KAPPA: Measuring the Kappa Number of Kraft Pulp using NIR spectroscopy, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Novel Evaluation of Defoamer Performance in Brown Stock Wash

Novel Evaluation of Defoamer Performance in Brown Stock Washing, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Corrosion Monitoring and Root Cause Identification in High S

Corrosion Monitoring and Root Cause Identification in High Solids Concentrators, 2015 PEERS Conference

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A New Sensor Based Approach to Brown Stock Washer Optimizati

A New Sensor Based Approach to Brown Stock Washer Optimization, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Optimizing the Other Half of the Log (Using on line measurem

Optimizing the Other Half of the Log (Using on line measurement to understand the properties of black liquor), 2015 PEERS Conference

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Estimation of the S/G Ratio of the Lignin in Three Widely Us

Estimation of the S/G Ratio of the Lignin in Three Widely Used North American Hardwoods, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Commissioning brown stock washing controls for an evaporator

Commissioning brown stock washing controls for an evaporator limited mill, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Improved Runability and Impregnation by Enhanced Steaming, 2

Improved Runability and Impregnation by Enhanced Steaming, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Materials Compatibility Issues With Biomass-Derived Oils , 2

Materials Compatibility Issues With Biomass-Derived Oils , 2015 PEERS Conference

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Impact on Fiberline When Adding New Brown Stock Washers, 201

Impact on Fiberline When Adding New Brown Stock Washers, 2015 PEERS Conference